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Workers Dismantle Over 70 Unions in Wisconsin

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workers-shoot-down-unions-in-wisconsinMacIver Institute:

MacIver News Service

December 19, 2013

 

[Madison, Wisc...] Workers rejected over 70 of 408 school district unions during annual recertification elections that ended on Thursday, according to a preliminary analysis of the results.

The elections went from November 29th until noon on December 19th and involved 408 collective bargaining units around the state associated with school districts. Workers cast their votes using a telephone voting system.

 

AFSCME Local 60 Council 40, including support staff in the Sun Prairie School District, was the largest union to be decertified. Only 135 of the 367 members voted to recertify.

Substitute teachers with the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association also decertified with 128 of 320 members voting for the union.

 

There were 19 actual teachers unions that decertified. The largest included New Berlin, Menomonee Falls, Pewaukee, Berlin, Waterford.

Teachers at Milwaukee Public Schools will keep their union certified with 73 percent voting yes. Green Bay had 77 percent of teachers voting to keep their union and Racine had 60 percent.

 

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and don't you know that there has been a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth and court challenges all year long - on the other hand the State budget keeps getting better and better. Governor Walker made some comments last week about doing away with the State income tax.biggrin.png

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and don't you know that there has been a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth and court challenges all year long - on the other hand the State budget keeps getting better and better. Governor Walker made some comments last week about doing away with the State income tax.biggrin.png

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It kind of feels like he's making a move that way, but I can't help hoping its not true. It would be too darn easy for another Dem to stroll in to the Statehouse. It's just too hard getting a Republican in there. You really can't count Tommy Thompson. He was more Democrat then Republican.

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